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The Sarasota Ballet Receives Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

November 2, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet Receives Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation The Sarasota Ballet is delighted to announce that this year it has been awarded a $55,000 Arts Appreciation Grant by Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The Sarasota Ballet is truly honored to be among the 9 organizations chosen to receive Arts Appreciation Awards and […]

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Ethan Stiefel’s quintessential Romantic ballet returns to the Royal New Zealand Ballet

July 12, 2016

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Lucy Green as Giselle in Giselle - credit Bill Cooper

Ethan Stiefel’s quintessential Romantic ballet returns to the Royal New Zealand Ballet The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s internationally acclaimed classic production of Giselle, created in Wellington by ballet superstars Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg, returns to New Zealand this August and September for a seven centre tour. The quintessential Romantic ballet has become a signature […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | La Sylphide Tours to Nation’s Capital

March 23, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada | La Sylphide Tours to Nation’s Capital Three performances at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Principal Casting Announced Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the company’s return to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa with La Sylphide. Newly staged by internationally renowned dancer and choreographer […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | La Sylphide Opens the Winter Season Principal Casting Announced

February 20, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada | La Sylphide Opens the Winter Season Principal Casting Announced Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for La Sylphide, with new staging by renowned Danish dancer and choreographer Johan Kobborg. La Sylphide opens the Winter Season on March 2, 2016 at […]

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Fast, flirty, and fresh – a ballet sampler from the Royal New Zealand Ballet

June 17, 2014

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Fast, flirty, and fresh – a ballet sampler from the Royal New Zealand Ballet   In what will be the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s last season under Ethan Stiefel’s artistic direction, Allegro: Five Short Ballets is a powerhouse of extraordinary and diverse ballets from some of the world’s leading choreographers. Opening in Auckland on 30 […]

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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet

May 15, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet The expert, professional ballet dancers you see on stage today have been through rigorous, deliberate and repetitive training to become elite athletes. They keyword here is expert. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) as “the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years.” Any sort of practice won’t do, either. The study […]

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Russian Ballet Icons 2014 In Pictures

March 10, 2014

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Marianela Nunez & Thiago Soares photographed by Cheryl Angear

Russian Ballet Icons 2014 In Pictures Yesterday saw the Russian Ballet Icons Gala take place in London. These photographs of dancers such as Alina Cojocaru, Sergei Polunin, Marianela Nunez and Igor Zelensky were taken during the rehearsal.                                      

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Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg to guest star in The Australian Ballet’s Sydney season of Manon

March 3, 2014

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg in Manon from The Royal Ballet Tour of Japan 2013. Photo Kiyonori Hasegawa

International ballet stars Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg to guest star in The Australian Ballet’s Sydney season of Manon Two of ballet’s brightest stars, Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg will join The Australian Ballet as guest artists this April for the Sydney season of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon. Cojocaru and Kobborg will dance in two performances: the evenings […]

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The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2014 | Casting

February 12, 2014

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The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2014 Just announced, the dancers taking part in this years Russian Ballet Icons Gala, on March 9th at the London Coliseum are as follows (subject to change) : Timur Askerov Silvia Azzoni Alina Cojacaru Mathew Golding Dmitry Gruzdev Dmitri Gudanov Daria Klimentova Johan Kobborg Ekaterina Krysasnova Vyacheslav Lopatin Vadim Muntagirov Marianela […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet

January 29, 2014

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Qi Huan in Final Dress - one of three short ballets in NYC

Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? When I wake up in the mornings, I don’t usually think too much. I just quickly wash up, get something to eat and go to work! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say […]

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San Francisco Ballet | 2014 Opening Night Gala | Principal Casting

January 21, 2014

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PRINCIPAL CASTING FOR SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’S 2014 OPENING NIGHT GALA Last year I reported that Royal Ballet School graduate Esteban Hernandez had accepted a contract with San Francisco Ballet, and I reported on his outstanding graduate performance. Here’s some great news re casting for Hernandez at San Francisco Ballet. He’ll be premiering in Johan Kobborg’s exceptional […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet announces 2014 line up

October 15, 2013

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Royal New Zealand Ballet announces 2014 line up 61 performances in New Zealand and a four centre US tour The Royal New Zealand Ballet today announced the company’s 2014 season, opening in January with performances in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Minneapolis and New York. Following the US tour, the RNZB will present three New Zealand […]

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WORLD’S FIRST BALLET FILM CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR DOWNLOAD REACHES NUMBER ONE IN ITUNES (UK) CLASSICAL MUSIC VIDEO CHART

October 12, 2013

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WORLD’S FIRST BALLET FILM CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR DOWNLOAD REACHES NUMBER ONE IN ITUNES (UK) CLASSICAL MUSIC VIDEO CHART Following the successful launch of Genesis in Tokyo earlier this summer, Crystal Ballet announces that this, the Company’s innovative first production, is now widely available for download to personal portable devices. The 28 minute long film can […]

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THE UK PREMIERE OF KINGS OF THE DANCE

September 10, 2013

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Ivan Vasiliev in La Bayadère. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor.

THE UK PREMIERE OF KINGS OF THE DANCE 19th – 22nd MARCH 2014, LONDON COLISEUM The critically-acclaimed KINGS OF THE DANCE makes its UK debut at the London Coliseum, Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd March 2014, showcasing the phenomenal artistry, style and power of its celebrated male dancers. The current KINGS OF THE DANCE line-up […]

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The Royal Ballet Promotions/Joiners/Leavers 2013/14

July 3, 2013

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The Royal Ballet Promotions/Joiners/Leavers 2013/14

The Royal Ballet Promotions/Joiners/Leavers 2013/14 The Royal Ballet announces promotions, joiners and leavers for the 2013/14 Season. Melissa Hamilton has been promoted to First Soloist. Olivia Cowley, Elizabeth Harrod and Fumi Kaneko have all been promoted to Soloist. Hayley Forskitt, Francesca Hayward and Tristan Dyer have been promoted to First Artists. Annette Buvoli and David Donnelly will join […]

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg to leave The Royal Ballet at the end of 2012/13 season

June 3, 2013

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Alina Cojocaru Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg to leave The Royal Ballet at the end of 2012/13 season Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg have announced they will leave The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012/13 season to pursue other artistic challenges. Their last performance at the Royal Opera House as members of The Royal Ballet will […]

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Alina’s Gala | Ballet News auctions Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes

May 13, 2013

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Alina Cojocaru's pointe shoes signed by Alina and dancers from her Gala Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Alina’s Gala | Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes auctioned for her charity, Hospices of Hope Only Alina Cojocaru could open her Gala with the Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty. The music alone sends shivers of fear into the most professional of professional ballet dancers : not Cojocaru. Her supreme technicality aided by wonderfully smooth partnering from […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET TAKES ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SWAN LAKE AND A GALA PROGRAMME TO JAPAN

April 19, 2013

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THE ROYAL BALLET TAKES ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SWAN LAKE AND A GALA PROGRAMME TO JAPAN   Friday 5 to Sunday 14 July 2013   The Royal Ballet returns to the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo with three exciting programmes including the Asian premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Anthony Dowell’s production of […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet

March 25, 2013

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Claire Calvert Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet There are, from my experience as a commissioning editor, just a couple of exceptional ballet photographers. I can count them on the fingers of one hand and I’d still be able to pour the tea. By exceptional I mean a photographer who goes beyond the capabilities of their camera, […]

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Ballet Gala with The Royal Ballet’s Alina Cojocaru

March 20, 2013

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Ballet Gala with The Royal Ballet’s Alina Cojocaru Alina Cojocaru launched the fundraising for the Bucharest Hospice Appeal through her first gala for Hospices of Hope in May 2008, which was a sell-out performance. We are delighted that Alina has now offered to provide us with another unique evening as we approach the completion of this […]

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